Section 8.2(a) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that, each year, fee schedule rates shall increase or decrease by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index-U in the previous year. Because the CPI-U increased 1.01% between August 2009 and August 2010, rates increased 1.01% for treatment on or after January 1, 2011.
Note: This change does not affect the POC76 provision. By law, where the fee schedule cannot provide a fee, payment defaults to 76% of charge.
Ingenix has posted the 2011 fee schedule rates at https://iwcc.ingenix.com/IWCC.asp
Source: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission